The hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie.
A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
The British comic actor and American comedian meet in the tag-team talk show.
Matthew Sweet unearths movie mogul Alexander Korda's wartime role as a British agent.
Helen Grady profiles the prize-winning scientist Professor Sir Andre Geim.
John Tusa talks to sculptor Anish Kapor.
Anita Lasker-Wallfisch talks about playing cello in the Auschwitz Women's Orchestra.
By insisting on observation in nurseries, Anna Freud promoted understanding of children.
Matthew Sweet meets film production designer Ken Adam, famous for Bond and Dr Strangelove.
His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, the Coptic Archbishop of London.
Mark Coles profiles the refugee from Bosnia as she takes her seat in the House of Lords.
Writer Bonnie Greer talks to Joan Bakwell about what she believes and why.
Ballet star, Carlos Acosta, talks to John before his farewell tour.
James Naughtie reflects on the high-flying advertising executive and art collector.
Engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Acclaimed critic Sir Christopher Ricks discusses his passion for T. S. Eliot.
Literary critic Christopher Ricks on the annotated poems of T. S. Eliot.
The BBC’s Michael Cockerell examines the turbulent life of the press baron Conrad Black.
Conrad Black is back. Michael Cockerell asks: will the fallen press baron slay his foes?
Mark Coles profiles the British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye.
David Hockney discusses Painting & Photography as a new exhibition of his work opens.